A Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on children, earth, nature, people, and place

Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn-out soil.  My children have had other birthplaces, and, so far as their fortunes may be within my control, shall strike their roots into unaccustomed earth.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Source: The Custom House

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